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Basics of Health and Disease

A short course that neatly presents an overview of basics of health and disease including the definitions, determinants, indicators of health along with the control and prevention of diseases.

Course Code 1_352
Duration 10 hours 14 mins
Language English

Sample Lecture

About the Course

“Health is wealth.” “A healthy mind in a healthy body.” Don’t we come across these quotes quite often? They all speak about the importance of health. Health and disease have always been the most important things human being has been dealing with since time immemorial. All human effort is either directly or indirectly aimed at achieving complete health and eliminating disease from the world.
This course is a thorough and concise theoretical grounding of the basics of health and disease. The concept of health and disease, definitions, determinants, responsibilities, indicators of health etc are all discussed in detail. Concept of control and prevention of diseases is also introduced.

Target Audience

Medical students – Allopathy, Dental.

Alternative Medicine students – Homeopathy, Ayurveda.

Para/Allied medical students – Nursing, Physiotherapy, BSc Community Medicine.

Post graduate students – General medicine, Family medicine, MD/MSc/PhD Community Medicine.

Course Delivery Format

This course is delivered entirely online. It consists of a series of comprehensive lectures by a professor in the subject, appropriately annotated with slides, animations and wherever necessary, interactive content. The delivery offers tremendous flexibility. You may pause a teacher while you refer to your textbooks (not includes) and to take notes. You may also rewind a segment to listen to the teacher again or you may skip a slide or two if you already know that bit. You may bookmark a segment that you wish to return to later, maybe to refresh just before your exams. While the lessons in this course may be arranged in a particular order based on our curriculum, you have the flexibility to take them in order of your preference based on your personalized learning needs.


While this course is to help you learn the subject from an online faculty, it may help you in several ways even if you are already enrolled in some medical, dental or paramedical school. Many of our students felt that the format in which this course is delivered has helped them to cope up against the fast-paced lectures in actual class – it’s like having a TV remote in class to self-pace your teacher. Animations help understand concepts better by making concepts easy to understand… and difficult to forget.


1 Health Definition and Dimensions 0:36:34
2 Quality of Life 0:15:43
3 Determinants of Health 0:23:40
4 Responsibility for Health 0:14:01
5 Indicators of Health 2:20:35
6 Developed and Developing Regions 0:11:59
7 Health Service Philosophies 1:12:23
8 Concept of Causation  00:30:09
9 Natural History of Disease 0:38:49
10 Positive Health and Spectrum of Health 0:35:53
11 Concepts of Control  00:40:50
12 Concepts of Prevention  00:31:46
13 Changing Pattern of Diseases 0:24:16
14 Population Medicine 0:45:08
15 Disease Classification Including ICD-10 0:14:46

Dr. A. P. Kulkarni
Professor and Head
Govt. Medical College

Dr. J. V. Dixit
Associate Professor
Government Medical College

Dr. N. C. Ashok
Professor and HOD
J. S. S. Medical College

Dr. Jayanti Acharya
Associate Professor
Bhaskar Medical College,

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Dr. A.V. Neena Priyadarshini,

Asst. professor, Forensic Medicine SRMC-CHENNAI.

What are these short courses?

A wide range of medical topics have been covered in great detail. Topics from Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Forensic Medicine, Pathology, Pharmacology, Microbiology and Community Medicine are covered.

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The course material contains a series of video lectures with state of the art visual depictions for easy understanding and remembering. You will also be given access to a series of multiple choice questions on the same topic for your self-assessment and a more thorough understanding of the topic.

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There are no exams. These courses are for self-study. Our MCQs, however, help in self assessing yourself.

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